Six individuals were discovered dead on Sunday in a Milwaukee home, and local authorities are currently investigating the incident as a homicide.
According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office, officers rushed to a house at approximately 3.45 p.m. to assist with a welfare check at a property where four men and one woman were located deceased.
A sixth victim was eventually discovered, according to Milwaukee Assistant Police Chief Paul Formolo.
“Citizens of our neighbourhood expressed concern about the tenants,” Mr Formolo told CBS. “This is a routine call for us to answer. We do that daily.”
At this moment, none of the victims has been recognised, and the motivation for the alleged crimes is still unknown. According to Police Chief Formolo, there is no proof that an additional threat to the community exists.
Cavalier Johnson, the city’s acting mayor, stated on Sunday night conveying his condolences to the victims’ friends and family.
“Today’s murders on a residential block in the heart of our city are heinous,” he remarked.
“First and foremost, I extend my sympathies to the victims’ families and friends. Whatever the circumstances, we must share in the anguish of those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.”
Already this year, the county medical examiner’s office has reported 21 homicides in Milwaukee. As WDJT reported, this is a significant rise from nine at this time last year.
Additionally, the medical examiner’s office confirmed that autopsies will be performed Monday.